UN

Brave Healer Productions Releases "High Vibrational Wellness: Intuitive Healing Therapies to Nourish Your Body Temple"

Retrieved on: 
Friday, July 19, 2024

With that in mind, Brave Healer Productions has released High Vibrational Wellness: Intuitive Healing Therapies to Nourish Your Body Temple , a compendium of practices from lead author Lainie Sevante Wulkan – an intuitive food therapist, energy healer, and founder of CIFT (Center for Intuitive Food Therapy) — and 24 wellness experts she selected.

Key Points: 
  • With that in mind, Brave Healer Productions has released High Vibrational Wellness: Intuitive Healing Therapies to Nourish Your Body Temple , a compendium of practices from lead author Lainie Sevante Wulkan – an intuitive food therapist, energy healer, and founder of CIFT (Center for Intuitive Food Therapy) — and 24 wellness experts she selected.
  • They have dedicated themselves to bettering the world so you can rise as a collective to greater change, starting with yourselves."
  • Heart-stirring personal narratives coupled with dynamic healing exercises offer a restorative blueprint to help us connect with our own powers."
  • — Debra Rosenman, writer, story mentor, and author of The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars

Laconic Welcomes Joseph Niciforo to its Board of Directors

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

CHICAGO, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Laconic Infrastructure Partners Inc. (Laconic), today announced that Joseph Niciforo has joined Laconic's Board of Directors, effective immediately. As a veteran in the financial trading and hedge fund markets, Mr. Niciforo's reputation and global experience leading large funds and assets will aid in Laconic's journey working with global financial institutions looking to create value in the carbon market.

Key Points: 
  • --Former Chairman and CEO of global trading firm, HC Technologies further strengthens Laconic's leadership--
    CHICAGO, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Laconic Infrastructure Partners Inc. ( Laconic ), today announced that Joseph Niciforo has joined Laconic's Board of Directors, effective immediately.
  • Currently, Mr. Niciforo is a founding member of HC Private Investments and serves on the firm's investment committee.
  • Importantly, Laconic's leadership team understands the financial market requirements well and I'm excited to participate in its leadership," said Joseph Niciforo.
  • Mr. Niciforo also served as a director on both the Chicago Board of Trade and the CME Group Boards for 15 years.

T-Mobile Launches ‘Your Name, Our Wireless’

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

These businesses already have a strong connection with their customers and fans.

Key Points: 
  • These businesses already have a strong connection with their customers and fans.
  • They are attuned to their preferences and are uniquely positioned to offer the exclusive services and content their customers want.
  • For instance, T-Mobile is currently collaborating with 11-time Grammy nominee and music industry titan, RoccStar, to launch Roccstar Wireless.
  • This groundbreaking venture is aiming to disrupt the wireless industry by providing exclusive content, privileged access, and incredible giveaways for fans.

BMC Announces 2024 Corporate Citizenship and Environmental Social Governance Impact Report

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

HOUSTON, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, today released its annual Corporate Citizenship and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Impact Report. The report outlines the company's progress toward its vision of creating a more just, sustainable, and equitable world, emphasizing how responsible business practices—underpinned by technology—drive success.

Key Points: 
  • HOUSTON, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- BMC , a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, today released its annual Corporate Citizenship and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Impact Report .
  • The report also highlights BMC's innovative efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, cultivate inclusion, integrate customer experience with climate restorative initiatives, and uphold responsible business practices.
  • As we launch our Corporate Citizenship and ESG Impact Report, we're paving the way for a sustainable future where technology not only propels us forward but also uplifts communities," says Ayman Sayed, president and CEO, BMC.
  • As an active participant in the UN Global Compact and a supplier with an EcoVadis Gold Medal Rating, BMC demonstrates its dedication to these principles.

Russia’s reasons for invading Ukraine – however debatable – shouldn’t be ignored in a peace deal

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

With a Republican presidential victory looking increasingly likely, reports suggest Donald Trump would quickly demand that Ukraine enter peace talks should he win November’s election.

Key Points: 
  • With a Republican presidential victory looking increasingly likely, reports suggest Donald Trump would quickly demand that Ukraine enter peace talks should he win November’s election.
  • His choice of running-mate – the outspoken opponent of US military assistance to Ukraine, JD Vance – has further increased the likelihood of this.
  • A recent poll in Ukraine showed 44% of Ukrainians want formal peace talks with Russia to begin, up from 23% in May 2023.
  • Ukraine has set out its demands, including full withdrawal of Russian troops and the creation of a tribunal to prosecute Russian war criminals.

Language barriers

  • At the regional scale, a recurring complaint in Putin’s essay is that Russian-speaking minorities (especially in Ukraine’s eastern regions) have suffered discrimination under Kyiv’s laws on language and education.
  • This challenge of how to promote the language and culture of a majority ethnic group while respecting ethnic diversity following independence is a recurring one.
  • For example, in the 19th century, the Danish-German conflict over Schleswig-Holstein was seen as the classic unsolvable ethno-territorial dispute.

Question of boundaries

  • Finally, at the national scale, Russia has disputed Ukraine’s boundaries and has illegally annexed territories.
  • Putin’s essay argues that these boundaries had been artificially manipulated by the Bolsheviks and were “never seen as state borders”.
  • Historical scholarship would agree that the Soviet Union’s boundaries – like virtually any modern state boundary – were to an extent artificial.
  • Russia has repeatedly recognised Ukraine’s boundaries, most clearly in a 2003 treaty.

Buoyant Ventures Releases Its 2023 Impact Report

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

CHICAGO, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyant Ventures, an early-stage venture fund investing in digital solutions to climate change, today unveils its 2023 Impact Report. 

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyant Ventures , an early-stage venture fund investing in digital solutions to climate change, today unveils its 2023 Impact Report.
  • Buoyant utilizes methodology from leading industry standards including the UN's sustainable Development Goals, Global Impact Investing Network's IRIS metrics, and Impact Management Project's Five Impact Dimensions to quantify measurable impact metrics.
  • The methodologies and processes we have put into place are working and allow early-stage companies to accurately evaluate their actual impact on the environment," said Allison Myers, general partner, Buoyant Ventures.
  • To request a copy of Buoyant Venture's 2023 Impact Report, please follow this link .

DRC conflict risks spreading: African leaders must push for solutions beyond military intervention

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

The report provides a devastating account of the unimaginable scale of violence against civilians.

Key Points: 
  • The report provides a devastating account of the unimaginable scale of violence against civilians.
  • It also shows the failure of state actors to work in unison to bring peace to the region.
  • The implicated parties – particularly the governments of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC – have protested their innocence.
  • To augment stabilisation measures, African leaders must pursue diplomatic options.

Deteriorating security and humanitarian situation

  • The province of North Kivu accounted for nearly 1.7 million internally displaced persons.
  • The Mouvement du 23 Mars (M23) and the Rwanda Defence Force punished civilians perceived as collaborating with enemy armed groups.
  • In Ituri province, armed groups engaged in violent confrontations and rivalry, some of them over lucrative gold mining sites.

North Kivu dynamics

  • In North Kivu, the Islamic State-linked Allied Democratic Forces have intensified attacks against urban centres since mid-October 2023.
  • Most armed actors in North Kivu benefited from illegal logging and taxation of the transport of wooden planks in the areas they control.

New forms of warfare

  • They’ve altered the conflict dynamics, partly by grounding all DRC military air assets – including attack and transport helicopters and transport planes.
  • The UN report describes in great detail the deployment and use of mobile short-range air defence systems, drone-borne mortar shells and guided mortar shells of Israeli manufacture.

Rapidly escalating M23 crisis

  • The rapidly escalating M23 crisis carried the risk of triggering a wider regional conflict.
  • The engagement of the Burundian military in operations against M23 and the Rwandans exacerbated the tensions between Rwanda and Burundi.

What can be done to de-escalate conflict and upscale peace?

  • The military option, meant to “freeze” violent conflict and allow humanitarian assistance and diplomatic interventions, has failed.
  • In 2022 a regional initiative by the East African Community to deploy a regional force to arrest the violent conflict failed and was withdrawn in haste.
  • For Rwanda, it implies a supervised ceasefire between the Congolese military and the M23, accompanied by a process of disengagement of forces.

Regional leaders have a major role to play

Malaysian CropLife & Public Health Association Calls for Action Against Illegal Pesticides

Retrieved on: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024

SELANGOR, Malaysia, July 18, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The Malaysian CropLife & Public Health Association (MCPA), a national association representing the plant science and public health industries of Malaysia, calls for action against illegal pesticides after the tragic poisoning incidents of two young boys and the hospitalization of a teenager upon consumption of rat poison-laced snacks, as reported in the media.

Key Points: 
  • SELANGOR, Malaysia, July 18, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - The Malaysian CropLife & Public Health Association (MCPA), a national association representing the plant science and public health industries of Malaysia, calls for action against illegal pesticides after the tragic poisoning incidents of two young boys and the hospitalization of a teenager upon consumption of rat poison-laced snacks, as reported in the media.
  • These heartbreaking events underscore the urgent need for stringent measures against the use and sale of illegal pesticides.
  • "The use of illegal and unregistered pesticides poses significant risks not just to public health but also to the environment and economies.
  • We strongly condemn the use of such products," said Ms. Marie Goh Chooi Fong, Associate Director, Malaysian CropLife & Public Health Association (MCPA).

Nedamco Africa Selects Anthropogenic for Advanced Impact Intelligence in Sustainable Water Management Projects

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024

DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia, July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nedamco Africa has hired Anthropogenic Inc to provide advanced impact intelligence for its Catchment-City-Waste (CCW) projects, including the newly launched initiative in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Key Points: 
  • DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia, July 17, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nedamco Africa has hired Anthropogenic Inc to provide advanced impact intelligence for its Catchment-City-Waste (CCW) projects, including the newly launched initiative in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
  • The Nedamco Africa CCW project has officially launched in Dire Dawa, marking a significant milestone in sustainable water management.
  • Nedamco's contract and partnership with Anthropogenic for advanced impact intelligence represents a significant step in ensuring the integrity and efficacy of the CCW project.
  • Ato Kedir Juhar, reflected: "I am proud of the partnership between DDWSSA and Nedamco Africa, which will tackle Dire Dawa's water challenges.

Leo Satellite Market size is set to grow by USD 7.13 billion from 2023-2027, Rising demand for earth observation-related applications boost the market, Technavio

Retrieved on: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The US employs it to provide satellite tracking, telemetry, and commands to its users via ground antennas worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • The US employs it to provide satellite tracking, telemetry, and commands to its users via ground antennas worldwide.
  • These factors are anticipated to fuel the expansion of the global LEO satellite market during the forecast period.
  • Strict government regulations under both the SIA 2018 and OSA 1986 may hinder the growth of the global Leo satellite market.
  • The satellite industry must address these challenges to meet the growing demand for LEO satellites in telecommunications, navigation, scientific technology, and critical infrastructure sectors.